What's on inManchester


Welcome to Manchester

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Manchester - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Manchester to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Manchester

19
NOV
Mum2mum Market Oldham
Oldham Academy North Sports Hall

Weve added a new date to our Oldham sales. Well be at Oldham Academy North on Sunday 19th November.PLEASE NOTE ‐ This sale will be held in the sports hall not the cafeteria as we have held it previouslyBuy or sell nearly…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07891 654885
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21
NOV
A Christmas Carol
Waterside Arts Centre

One magical night Scrooge is visited by mystical ghosts who show him there is more to life than work and money slowly he begins to recognise the true meaning of Christmas. With a cavalcade of…

Location: 4.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

21
NOV
Speed Dating in Manchester
walrus

Manchester Speed Dating How speed dating in Manchester worksA great event to go to is Speed Dating in Manchester. How it works is our friendly professional hosts will greet you and they will settle you in by briefly explaining the format…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 02380 784694
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25
NOV
ComedySportz 4 Tots
Waterside Arts Centre

Join ComedySportz for their popular new show packed with silly games and songs for even younger audiences. Highly interactive this friendly non‐competitive version of their regular show will delight and entertain with madcap improvised games with plenty of physicality stories songs silly…

Location: 4.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01619 125616
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25
NOV
Mind Body Spirit Event
Festival Hall

30 Exhibitors including International Mediums such as Simon Goodfellow Mark Aston Ali Mather Shirley Rose Leigh Rebekha Suzanne Potts & Stephanie J. King International Trance Medium Healer & Author. Past life regression therapist John Richardson for past life sessions at…

Location: 12.2 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07828 187468
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26
NOV
Mum2mum Market Cheadle Hulme Methodist Church
Cheadle Hulme Methodist Church

SELL your quality second hand baby childrens and maternity clothes preloved baby equipment or used pram at our nearly new baby and childrens market and keep 100 of the proceeds.Dont know where to start sorting out your baby items sign up for…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07905 906594
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28
NOV
Nuclear Ventilation 2017
Manchester United Football Ground

This two‐day conference is the only event of its kind that enables power industry professionals and engineering practitioners from all sectors of the nuclear community to stay abreast of developments in nuclear ventilation within the UK.Establish what is considered to be best…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: +44(0)2079 731260
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29
NOV
The Exchange Arms Pop-Up Pub
Selfridges Exchange Square

This Christmas combine the two and join Selfridges Exchange Square at their winter pop up pub The Exchange Arms. Open on selected dates from 29 November to 7 December 2017 its the perfect place to enjoy a cosy pint with a selection…

Location: 0.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01613 020206
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01
DEC
Christmas at the Movies
NWTAC Theatre

Experience memorable songs from the cinema feel‐good scenes from famous films and a whole host of seasonal cheer in this cosy snowfall of a production. Relax with a mulled wine and take in all your festive favourites. Is The Weather…

Location: 3.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 071617
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02
DEC
Let's See What Happens
The Kings Arms,

Lets See What Happens when audience suggestions inspire a guest comedian to tell true stories which in turn spark improvised sketches and scenes. Its the show where stand up improv and theatre collide and no two shows are the same. Dont miss…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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02
DEC
Manchester Wine Tasting Experience Day ' World of
The Midland Hotel

OurManchester Wine‐Tasting Coursesare fantastic days out learning about wine in a relaxed and fun environment ‐ suitable for everyone from the absolute beginner through to budding wine enthusiast. Its a fullWine‐Tasting Experience Daywhere youll taste 14 Wines learn about food and wine…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 03452 998652
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04
DEC
Children's Global Media Summit, Manchester 2017
Manchester Central

Taking place in Manchester UK CGMS 2017 is an international event bringing together the most influential people from across the media and digital sectors. Todays children are the first generation to grow up in a fully digital world. Every morning children…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: +441612 093348
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07
DEC
Boyzlife Xmas Tour 2017 - Manchester 7th Dec
Club Academy

Both Keith and Brian came from Louis Walshs stable of discoveries back in the 90s and have become Irish National treasures. With International success Boyzone topped the charts for 7 years at their peak with Hits like When The Going Gets Tough…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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09
DEC
mum2mummarket Nearly New Sale
Chorlton High School

Saturday 09th December 2017 1:30pm‐3:30pm. Sell your quality second hand baby childrens and maternity clothes preloved baby equipment or used pram at our nearly new baby and childrens market and keep 100 of the proceeds. Dont know where to start sorting out…

Location: 2.9 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07905 906594
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09
DEC
The Gillettes Live
Grosvenor Casino Didsbury

If you love the TemptationsLou RawlsThe Four Tops Sam Cooke & James Brownthen you need to be here on the 09.12.17Venue: Grosvenor Casino Didsbury Parrs Wood Entertainment Complex Wilmslow Road Didsbury M20 5PGPriceFree Entry: USD 0Links: Facebook: https:go.evvnt.com150293‐0…

Location: 5.1 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01616 697165
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10
DEC
Muslim Marriage Events Manchester
Royal Nawaab Manchester

Open Event Open to all British MuslimsAn event to provide a platform for people seeking partners in marriage is now taking place. It is open to everyone and all candidates will have an opportunity to interact with other individuals. Advisors will also…

Location: 3.8 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 07738 638325
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15
DEC
ComedySportz Improvised Pantomime
Waterside Arts Centre

Fed up of the same old pantomimes every year Then put them behind you and get ready for the brand new all ages all improvised pantomime from the team behind hit competitive comedy show ComedySportz. See all your favourite panto characters types…

Location: 4.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01619 125616
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28
DEC
Winter Warm-Up
Bolton Steam Museum

A wide range of old stationary steam engines have been rescued and restored by volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society. Some of the engines are now unique the only ones of their kind to survive today anywhere in the world…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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08
JAN
Amazon Marketing Services and SEO Training Course
Innospace, The Shed,

About 38 of UK shoppers start by searching for a product on Amazon. Amazon has become the place to go for many shoppers and this is because you can buy most things you need and it will arrive the next day. With…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01613 272923
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20
JAN
ComedySportz
Waterside Arts Centre

Its fast its fun and its completely unpredictable. Theres a referee on hand to keep things moving keep it clean and call any fouls.Theres plenty of audience interaction and laughs for the whole family. ComedySportz has proven a hit with families since…

Location: 4.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01619 125616
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20
JAN
ComedySportz Workshops
The Kings Arms,

Since 2001 CSzUK have performed and taught Improv and performance skills across the UK and the US. A regular face at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for 10 years this expert group are ready to teach you the core tenets of improvised performance.…

Location: 0.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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24
JAN
Babes in the Wood
The Grange Arts Theatre

Join Robin Hood as he searches for the Babes who have been kidnapped by the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. With his band of merry men by his side will Robin and Maid Marion save the Babes and return them home Or…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 071617
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24
FEB
DANE BAPTISTE | G.O.D (Gold. Oil. Drugs.)
The Lowry Theatre

Fresh from hosting Live at the Apollo and another total sell out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Dane Baptiste takes his third smash hit show G.O.D. Gold. Oil. Drugs. on an extended World Tour in 2018His UK leg features 21 dates including…

Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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07
MAR
Coaching Skills - 7 Mar 18 - MANCHESTER
111 Picadilly

Do you want to help improve employee engagement Increase performance and reduce costsOur management training course in Coaching Skills is designed for first line and customer facing managers.Coaching is increasingly becoming one of the most sought after and important skills for anyone…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01685 727532
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09
MAR
An Ellen Kent Production: La Traviata
Manchester Opera House

A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music that tells of the passionate loves and life of the consumptive courtesan Violetta.Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent Production with international soloists highly‐praised chorus and full orchestra.VerdiLA TRAVIATAStarring the international…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713018
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10
MAR
An Ellen Kent Production: Madama Butterfly
Manchester Opera House

Introducing the celebrated soprano Maria HeeJung Kim from the Korean National Opera Seoul and the international soprano Alyona KistenyovaWinner of The Best Opera Award Liverpool Daily Post Theatre Awards.Back by overwhelming public demand this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets including…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713018
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10
MAR
The National Wedding Show at EventCity Manchester
Event City

Try buy book and hire everything you need for your special day at the UKs biggest & best wedding event at Event City Manchester this spring With hundreds of wedding specialists from bridal boutiques and florists to jewellers and photographers this is…

Location: 3.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02077 728377
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11
MAR
An Ellen Kent Production: Rigoletto
Manchester Opera House

Opera & Ballet International proudly presents an Ellen Kent production with international soloists highly‐praised chorus and full orchestra.VerdiRIGOLETTOThe masterpiece they tried to ban.Starring Vladimir Dragos and Iurie Gisca as Rigoletto.Featuring a magnificent golden eagle with a seven‐foot wingspan and two royal greyhounds.A…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 713018
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11
MAR
Cancer Research UK Manchester Winter Run
Etihad Stadium

The Cancer Research UK Manchester Winter Run is back for the third year running at the Etihad stadium Brave the cold and help beat Cancer sooner on Sunday 11th March 2018.The race which last year attracted over 3000 runners features a 10km…

Location: 2.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 02083 913913
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25
MAR
Bobby Mair: Loudly Insecure
Frog and Bucket Comedy Club

Live Nation and John Noel PresentsBobby MairLoudly InsecureOver the past couple of years Bobby has become an instantly recognisable face on British television and the UK comedy circuit. This year he returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for his latest show Loudly Insecure.30…

Location: 1.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Tourist Attractions


Imperial War Museum North

The museum tells people's stories of war and its impact. Built by Daniel Libeskind to resemble three shards of a shattered globe, representing conflict on land, air and water.Opened at The Quays in Trafford Park, Manchester in July 2002 and created to give northern audiences access to the…

Museum of Science and Industry

See thunderous cotton machinery demonstrated by our Presenters in the Textile Gallery.Weekdays 3:00pmWeekends 11:00am & 3:00pm…

The Lowry

A dazzling, award winning building in a stunning waterside location. One of the most exciting art galleries in Britain, explore L S Lowry's life and work in ways that might surprise you and discover something new in our other gallery spaces. Opening its door to the…

Dunham Massey

Country estate including mansion with important collections and 'below stairs' areas, impressive garden and deer park. An early Georgian house built around a Tudor core, Dunham Massey was extensively reworked in the early years of the 20th century. The result is one of Britain's most sumptuous…

Urbis

Urbis explores Urban culture and the cities of today and tomorrow through four floors of exhibitions about city life. Our exhibition programme features international large‐scale exhibitions offering unique insights into the dynamic culture of the modern city, with innovative explorations of design, architecture, graffiti, music and the…

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